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Celebrating 25 Years of the ADA

 Show your commitment to the ADA - Pledge On!

Become a part of the nationwide celebration and recommittment to the ADA - help achieve 25,000 signatures for the 25th ADA Anniversary in 2015.


How has the ADA affected your life? Click on the following link to finish this statement: "Because of the ADA..."


Great Lakes ADA Center  1-800-949-4243

The Great Lakes ADA Center

The Great Lakes ADA Center provides information, problem solving assistance and referrals for implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other related laws and can be reached at 800-949-4232 between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM (EST).  The Center  is one of ten regional centers funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).

The Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990. The ADA gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in employment, state and local government services, public accommodations and telecommunications.

The ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008 was passed "to carry out the ADA's objectives of providing 'a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination' by reinstating a broad scope of protection to be available under the ADA."

ADA Michigan

ADA Michigan (formerly The Michigan ADA Steering Committee) operates as the state steering committee for the Great Lakes ADA Center and is partially funded by the National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation and Research (NIDRR) Grant #H133A110029. The committee was formed in 1991 and is comprised of volunteers from businesses, disability groups and government agencies working together to increase awareness and knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act in the State of Michigan. This is accomplished by the providing the following:


Frequently asked questions about the Americans with Disabilities Act





You can now file an ADA discrimination complaint form online with the U.S. Dept. of Justice


Small Businesses - See the U.S. Dept. of Justice's "ADA Update - A Primer for Small Business"


Tax breaks are available for many businesses to accommodate people with disabilities.


See the ADA Checklist for Existing Facilities


See the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design


ADA Caselaw Logo

The ADA Case Law Database is a comprehensive search tool that provides information pertaining to significant rulings under the ADA.


Find ADA information from the Dept. of Justice at U.S. Department of Justice Information on the ADA


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Free Seminar:

"Providing Access to Historic Sites: Historic Preservation and the ADA"

August 25 at 9-11:30 AM in Kalamazoo


WebEd Webinar Series:

"ADA Web Accessibility & the Public Inclusive Infrastructure Grant"

August 31 at 2-3:30 PM


Accessibility Online Webinar Series:

"Open Q&A"

September 1 at 2:30-4:00 PM


ADA Live!:

"Voting Aceess: What People with Disabilities Need to Know"

September 7 at 1-1:30 PM


Emergency Management and Preparedness - Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities Webinar Series:

"FEMA Promising Practices: Fire preparedness and Post-Disaster Accessibility Issues in the Home"

September 8 at 2:30-4:00 PM


Mid-Atlantic ADA Update Conference

September 13-15

Baltimore, Maryland


   ADA Seminar for Employers   

September 15 at 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

 Clinton Township


 Accessible Technology Webinar Series:

"Speaking the Same Language: Making Closed Captioning Work"

September 15 at 2-3:30 PM


ADA Legal Issues Webinar Series:

"Criminal Justice and the ADA"

September 21 at 2-3:30 PM


ADA Audio Conference Series:

"Rights of Air Travelers with Disabilities and the Air Carriers Access Act"

September 27 at 2-3:30 PM


ADA Coordinator Conference

October 18-19

Plano, Texas


National ADA Symposium

May 14-17, 2017

Chicago, Illinois


Webinar Series for the Lodging Industry:

 The lodging series has concluded.  The sessions were recorded and can be viewed on the series archives page.


Disability Law Lowdown (DLL) Podcast Series

The Disability Law Lowdown podcast offers the latest in disability rights information every other week.






Contact the ADA Michigan coordinator with questions or comments about the information on this site

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